International Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow

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Where: 19-25 Quinsborough Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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An unusual shot today with a Stereo Pair in its full and glorious double to give you twice the pleasure:-) These were remarkable images for the time and the technology available and it is good to show one now and again!

While we can strike-through the "possibly" in the catalogue entry itself, it is interesting that the International Hotel is mentioned as the main subject at all (given that it's hardly prominent - being in the distant background...) Anyway, we have confirmation from the community that this is Quinsborough Road, close to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray. The Location Identified klaxon is duly rung. (Now where's my fez....)

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_0853

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Jul/2015 07:58:29

    Streetview

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Jul/2015 08:00:43

    OSI Map The International Hotel is one of the buildings at the far end of the street. The one sticking out slightly. There are other photos in the NLI where it has a more starring role e.g. here.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Jul/2015 08:23:22

    Here's a history of the International Hotel including a bit about the Quinnsborough Rd. area. The 1974 fire: www.flickr.com/photos/brayphotoarchive/8450603670/in/phot...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Jul/2015 09:04:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Doesn't cut too much off the date, but your link to Our Wicklow Heritage page says the hotel opened in 1862, so 1862-1883. So from your OSI link, we're looking at the Presbyterian Church, Goldsmith Terrace, Prince of Wales Terrace, then the International Hotel. From ads in the Freeman’s Journal, no. 6 Goldsmith Terrace, Quinsborough Road was a hairdressers from 15 December 1863 (11 Dec. 1863), and no. 7, Quinsborough Road (also Goldsmith Terrace?) was an Auctioneers/House and Land Agent - James Redington. (17 May 1864). The hairdressers ad is gorgeous and reeks of the time (or is scented by the time):

    Opening of the Bray Haircutting Rooms Mrs. Birch, 1, Molesworth-Street, begs respectfully to announce to the Nobility and Gentry of Bray and its vicinity that she purposes opening the House No. 6, Goldsmith Terrace, Quinsborough Road, Bray, on Tuesday December 15, as a Haircutting and Perfumery Establishment, to be conducted on precisely the same principles as have secured to her house in Molesworth-street such distinguished patronage for upwards of half a century. The Stock will comprise every Toilet requisite of merit from the most eminent houses in Paris and London, together with an assortment of Fancy Goods. The Haircutting Rooms will be attended by Assistants of ability and experience. For the convenience of Ladies, Mrs. Birch purposes keeping a stock of Ornamental Hair. In this department orders can be executed with dispatch from the parent establishment in town [for emergency bad hair days presumably!]. In thus supplying a want long felt in Bray, Mrs. Birch hopes to receive encouragement and support, pledging herself to use every effort to merit it.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Jul/2015 09:32:58

    The Presbyterian Church looks very new (built 1858?), or at least the plants in the yard are recent. Always fascinated by photos of Bray, as my relly, Jonathan Henn, lived and died there in 1873. He would have recognized the place as in this photo. It might even be him walking along the street ...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Jul/2015 09:59:28

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Died at his home at Clifton Villa, Bray, at the great age of 84. Mr. Henn, Q.C.

    was called to the Bar in Trinity Term, 1811; the date of his call is the very oldest in the list of barristers in “Thom’s Directory”. One of the most eminent of the lawyers of a former generation has thus passed away from us.
    (Nation, 27 July 1873)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Jul/2015 10:21:57

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] That's the man. If you remember I have his portrait, and have slowly been researching him ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/9406525822/]

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    O Mac

    • 09/Jul/2015 10:34:02

    The big building at the end of the road facing the camera is the Marine Station hotel. The hotel opened May 30th, 1855 as Breslin's Bray Hotel, but was renamed Marine Station Hotel in 1877.... Goldsmith Terrace, ( 1st Tce beyond church) was built in 1863 www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Jul/2015 11:18:29

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I do remember, of course. Always give him an internal wave when I pass his house on Merrion Street (internal so passersby don't think I'm a complete looper)!

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 09/Jul/2015 18:05:32

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] A virtual wave Carol? I love the detail on the stereo pairs, to see how clear and detailed they are is quite humbling when you see some of the rubbish shots being posted online today!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Jul/2015 19:42:13

    Thanks all for the contributions today (and apologies things were a little quiet on this side - it's been a little busy following the Parish Registers launch). [https://www.flickr.com/photos/waltzer/7009548547/] (And to you Mr Henn a good day - always a pleasure Sir...)

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    O Mac

    • 13/Jul/2015 10:31:53

    The front of the Marine Station Hotel above can be seen in the middle of this other picture from the NLI catologue. catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000524197